Terazosin for Antidepressant Induced Excessive Sweating

Antidepressant-induced excessive sweating (ADIES) is reported in more than 20% of patients taking antidepressants. For this reason, the knowledge on how to identify and manage these side effects is of clinical importance for your daily practice. 

ADIES can not only affect a person emotionally (by causing embarrassment) but can also increase the risk of dehydration or electrolyte deficiency for at-risk patients.

 

How can you manage a patient with excessive sweating from antidepressants, especially those who are responding positively to the treatment? 

Terazosin is one of the medications that has shown efficacy for excessive sweating induced by antidepressants.

Let’s begin by answering this question first:

Q: How is Terazosin shown to improve the excessive sweating induced by antidepressants?

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This chapter will summarize antidepressants-induced excessive sweating in the following sections:

  1. Common body locations for excessive sweating from antidepressants?
  2. Likely mechanism behind antidepressants causing excessive sweating?
  3. Management: six medication options.

Antidepressants Induced Excessive Sweating (ADIES)

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